Originally Posted by BlackjackMulligan
Looks great! Are you going to leave the bottom of the bumper empty (no grille)? I'd imagine that you'd be more likely to damage your intercooler that way....
I drove a 335i for a few months and did the same mod, trust me if anything is going to damage your intercooler it is most likely going to damage something else before it gets there. The grill isn't really going to stop anything. Rocks that you encounter on the highway are small enough to get through the holes there. Lots of people on e90post have done this mod and there have been many discussions about protection...there really isnt much protection from that grill.